On Tuesday, February 18, the internet decided to fight back. Well not really, but it was a large scale protest to protest mass surveillance. Unlike SOPA and PIPA, the goal was to bring to the forefront the problems with government spying. Well how did we do? Tom and I discuss the numbers, and what this means on both a macro and micro scale.
The Day We Fight Back
With all this NSA news coming out, we thought it would be a good idea to discuss what has happened in the last few weeks. We focus on services that have shut down, and are now facing legal issues for it. We discuss what it means to use internet services, and how to truly trust no one. We are joined by Tom Webster, our resident security expert, to discuss these topics.
ArsTechnica.com | Groklaw shuts down rather than risk feds snooping through e-mail
The Guardian | Lavabit email service abruptly shut down citing government interference
The Verge | Silent Circle sees ‘writing on the wall,’ shuts down secure email service
GnuPG | Gnu Privacy Guard
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